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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Friday 30 May 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-661
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Palanquero-German Olano Air Base (PQE) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Palanquero-German Olano Air Base (PAL/SKPQ), Colombia
Forced landing after suffering a bird strike (buzzard). Occupants evacuated. Airplane destroyed by fire.

Bird strike
Forced landing outside airport

» El Tiempo 31 May 1947, p1+17
» El Tiempo 1 June 1947, p1+9
» Passauer Neue Presse 3 June 1947, p1


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